One of the fastest-growing areas of the workforce is temporary employment. Often the victim of its reputation for low pay and entry-level jobs, it has gained respectability over the past few years as larger corporations, hospitals, and professional offices have begun to use temps, freelancers, and contract workers. Companies like Amazon have been leading the… Read more »

It doesn’t matter which industry you are interviewing for; it’s always essential to make your best first impression. Many candidates mistakenly dress down when they are interviewing for a “blue-collar” job in the manufacturing industry. But you can give a hiring manager the impression that you aren’t serious about a job when you show up… Read more »

Everyone has had one of “those days.” You know the kind they mean: It started when you forgot to place your coffee cup in the Keurig machine, and your morning coffee ended up on the counter and eventually on the kitchen floor. This caused you to be late for the bus, train, or carpool ride,… Read more »

Everybody who cares about creating a successful career has the same question: “What do I need to do to stand out?” It’s an excellent question and one you should be asking. Getting ahead does not happen by blending into the crowd or following them where they lead you. It’s about setting yourself apart and charting… Read more »

If you’re hoping to find a job as an auto assembler, you’re in luck. You live in the right place because Ontario produces more vehicles than any other area in North America. As a matter of fact, the province produced 15% of all of North America’s light vehicles over the past five years. But even… Read more »

You have every reason to feel nervous about your upcoming interview. From your perspective, that hour or so with the interviewer could determine a substantial chunk of your future—that is, where you’ll be working for the next five or ten years. And while it makes sense that you would be uptight, it isn’t something you… Read more »

The job duties of general labourers can vary as much as the industries in which they are needed. In the construction trade, it could mean cleaning and preparing a job site, unloading materials, setting up scaffolding, driving a forklift, or using any number of tools or pieces of equipment. They work in all kinds of… Read more »

MIG welders use metal inert gas (MIG) to join metal together. That’s the brief scientific explanation of what they do. But good MIG welders are part craftsman and part artist. Yes, they want their weld seams to hold up, but the really special ones also want them to look good. Those are the welders that… Read more »

If you’ve been working hard at your job but aren’t getting the recognition you think you deserve, that can be very frustrating. If you feel you’re worth more than you’re getting, it’s important to get the right people to agree with you. Remember, working hard is an essential factor in being promoted, but it’s not… Read more »

There’s a good chance that social media will play a part in helping you land your next job. According to a recent recruiting survey, 37 percent of recruiters found new hires through social media in 2016, and that percentage is bound to go higher. The bottom line: If you don’t have a social media presence,… Read more »